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Old 05-17-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Greetings all,

I currently live in Hacienda Heights and am starting a new job on Sunset in Hollywood. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM. What's the best route for me to take, and the best time for me to leave in order to make it before 8 AM?

Currently, I would take 60 West to 101 North. Someone else told me to take 60 West to 710 South, to 10 East, which should become the 101.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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Greetings all,

I currently live in Hacienda Heights and am starting a new job on Sunset in Hollywood. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM. What's the best route for me to take, and the best time for me to leave in order to make it before 8 AM?

Currently, I would take 60 West to 101 North. Someone else told me to take 60 West to 710 South, to 10 East, which should become the 101.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
Either is ok I guess(710 north, not south).

TBH, that drive is gonna be miserable. Maybe find a breakfast spot or a gym to join in Hollywood and try to leave Hacienda Heights by 6am and go workout or go eat before work. Your drive home is going to be miserable. I'm guessing more than an hour each way. The 101 southbound at that time sucks from around Melrose into downtown and the 60 east is horrible as well as are all alternative roads.

To put it another way, 10 years ago I used to work downtown and live off the 60/San Gabriel exit, and it took around 40 minutes to get home at 5pm.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: LA
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is there a metrolink station nearby your home? you could take the train to union station then hop on the red line subway to hollywood. you're looking at a minimum of 90 minutes each way by car. i've done the drive, the 60 is terrible!!! at least if you're on the train you can read a book or magazine or take a nap.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Cool, thanks for the help, everyone. I'm going to look into the Metrolink. I left home at 6:30 on Monday and got there by 7:10, but I left at 6:45 on Tuesday and got there at 8:20. Go figure! (It did rain Tuesday...)
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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Mondays are a lighter traffic day. The 1 hour 35 minute drive was brutal though. Wow.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Hmmm.... Metrolink is an alternative depending on how close you are to Industry station. If you are far away, it probably isn't worth it.

Riverside Line train 405 departs at 6:57AM and arrives in Union at 7:38AM. Give your self 5 minutes to connect to the 15 minute ride on the Red Line to Hollywood.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Disgusting. Why would you choose to live that far from your job?
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Disgusting. Why would you choose to live that far from your job?
That's the job I found. It's a tough job market. I actually accepted another job one month prior in Downtown, but the pay was crap. This one pays better, so I quit the first one and took this one. Now we're looking to move closer to Hollywood.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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What about the reverse commute of this? Would it be realistic to live in the Hollywood/Weho area and commute to Hacienda Heights?
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